Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, Oct 24, 1849
The Rectory of Raymochy, in the county Donegal, is vacant by the promotion
of the Rev. James Byrne, F.T.C.D. to the College living of Cappagh, county
Tyrone. The appointment rests with Trinity College.
At the October entrance examination sixty-four students were admitted into
Trinity College. The November public entrance will be held on Monday, November
5. Divinity lectures will commence on the 8th, catechetical on the 10th and
Tutors' on the 12th Nov. Mr. Michael Roberts, F.T.C. has declined to accept the
professorship in Galway College, to which he was nominated by government.
It is the intention of the Lord Bishop of Derry to appoint an early day, to
be observed throughout the diocese, as a day of humiliation and to implore the
divine mercy "to stay the plague and grievous sickness which is abroad making
The Rev. George Hare, garrison chaplain Dublin, has succeeded the late
Rev. Dr. J. Connell as chaplain of the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.
(From the Limerick Chronicle on Saturday)
The Colonelcy of the 11th Battalion Royal Artillery is vacant by the death
of Major-General Alexander Munro, K.H. at Rathmines, near Dublin, who entered as
Second Lieutenant, the 6th March, 1795, and served the campaign of Egypt in
1810; Walcherine Expedition; siege of Flushing and New Orleans. The deceased
veteran had been 55 years in the service.
Brevet-Major Robinson is acting Town Major of Dublin since the lamented
death of Major White. No appointment has yet taken place.
Brevet-Major Burns has retired from the 19th Regt. by only the sale of his
company. Nearly 40 years he has been on active service in every part of the
Lieutenant Timothy M'Namara R.N. (1821) is transferred from the coast guard
service to the Wellington depot-ship at Sheerness ordinary.
The Raleigh, 50, Commodore Sir Thomas Herbert, is daily expected at
Spithead from the River Plate.
The annual promotion for service in her Majesty's yachts have been
conferred upon Lieutenant Edward Vansittart, 1842, and Mates Hubert, Campion,
Charles T. Jago and Neville C.W. Nicolas.
The Dolphin, brigantine, Lieut. the Hon. R. Boyle, is expected from the
coast of Africa on a change of wind.
Saturday last was the anniversary of the naval victory at Navarine, in
1827, by Admiral Sir E. Codrington, and Sunday was the anniversary of the
crowning battle of Trafalgar 1805, where the great Nelson fell in the arms of
Cathy Joynt Labath
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